Catching Snowflakes

This little snowman is SO cute! I actually made two designs, a Real Red one and a Tempting Turquoise one, but I gave all but this one away.

I have four U.S. Navy pen pals deployed on the USS Abraham Lincoln. These Sailors left port thinking they’d be gone for 6 months and would be home in time for the holidays at their new home port in San Diego. Their tour has been extended 4 more months! The longest deployment for an Aircraft Carrier in a long time or maybe ever. I’m not good with those kind of details, but I do know it is a big deal. Their extension means they missed ALL of the holidays and spirits are pretty low.

I wanted to send them a little seasonal cheer.

I just L-O-V-E snowmen, and I couldn’t resist Stampin’ Up!‘s adorable Snowman Season stamp set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. I used the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper for the background. The Real Red sheet with random white dots looks like snowflakes to me and this little guy is ready to catch them. Vellum mutes the pattern just like a Northeast winter snowstorm with poor visibility. A twist of Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe ribbon and some red rhinestones finishes this little guy.

Being a New Hampshire girl, I am now living in Florida for a reason. I do NOT like winter. At. All. These cute little snowmen are the closest I hope to get to snow any time soon. Hopefully they lift the spirits of these Sailors as much as they did mine when I made them.